I want to live a life free with love, compassion, honesty, integrity, empathy, and do it all with less talk. Do it with movement. Dance, sing, write, paint, and in the midst of the movement, listen. My dance, my song, my writing, my painting, the way I listen and take in life works for me. I can’t teach it to you. You have to listen to your own life. We all can listen.
Live life, feel life — listening. We can take our worried thoughts, heartaches, conceived notions, and judgements to a peaceful place. Turn our setting from full speed ahead to a slower pace and listen. Feel the emotions. Cry, be angry, mad, defeated, address them all. Take a deep breath and listen the sounds of life, the spirit of life, and let the ebb and flow of life move you. The movement from the mountain top, the walk through the valley, the cool stream or warm ocean on your feet, the gentle breeze and rustle of the leaves — feel emotion, feel life, and listen. Then live. We will have more valleys, more mountains, more unbelievable days of sorrow, pain, happiness, and fulfillment. Be free to take on the emotions of life, feel them, and listen — in a place where you alone can hear. Feel. Listen. Live.
When we walk away from the noise, the confusion, the need to be first, the need to be on top of it all, the one with the information, the source, the one who wins at every station of life — we walk away and find the new places where our souls can flourish — the place where we are free to feel, listen, and live.